Georgia South Family Medicine Residency Program

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About Us

Georgia South Family Medicine Residency is located in Moultrie, Georgia at Colquitt Regional Medical Center. The program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education and is dedicated to training physicians to provide the full spectrum of care for rural and medically underserved areas of South Georgia. The program consists of 12 residents that are involved in the care of patients aged from birth to adulthood and are also trained to provide obstetric care.

Georgia South operates a busy outpatient clinic and provides in-patient care to adult and pediatric patients at Colquitt Regional Medical Center. Residents of Georgia South Family Medicine train in an unopposed program and work closely with hospitalists and community physicians to deliver the highest quality healthcare to the people of Colquitt County and South Georgia.

Founded in 1939, Colquitt Regional Medical Center is a 99-bed community-based teaching hospital located in the heart of Southwest Georgia. At our core, we exist to provide high-quality and compassionate healthcare to all who enter our doors. Home to over 1,350 employees, Colquitt Regional affords access to advanced medical services with more than 100 providers bringing expertise in 30+ specialties.

We hold patient safety as a top priority and have demonstrated our commitment to patient-centered care through various national accreditations and certifications such as: The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval for our joint replacement program, certification as a Comprehensive Center for bariatric surgery under the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP®), and recognition from The Leapfrog Group for receiving 12 consecutive "A" hospital safety ratings. We also recently became the fifth hospital in Georgia to receive the Pathway to Excellence designation.

Knowing that innovation is integral for future success, we continue to implement technologies to stay at the cutting edge, such as the 128-slice CT scanner, 3T MRI, da Vinci Minimally Invasive Surgery System, 3D/4D mammography, and SAVI SCOUT®. Our most recent additions and expansions include hyperbaric oxygen therapy, pulmonary rehabilitation, inpatient dialysis, a premier oncology center, and a state-of-the-art women's health facility.

We pride ourselves on providing exceptional care by exceptional people and strive to make the difference in turning stressful medical situations into remarkable healthcare experiences for patients and loved ones.

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Residency Recruitment Video

Due to COVID-19, there are currently no recruitment fairs scheduled for this time.

Our Curriculum

We are a diverse community of learners committed to providing compassionate and comprehensive primary care to the rural and underserved communities of South Georgia through a training program for residents and students that aims to be both rigorous and personally fulfilling.

Our main goal is to train physicians in the full breadth of primary care to serve rural communities in Georgia; yet feel confident that our graduates have both the clinical acumen as well as the independent learning skills to provide basic health care for all people anywhere in the country or around the world.

Central to our program is the incorporation of individuality to each residents training. We have developed a strong, unified didactic experience as well as a unique learning experience beyond the basic required rotations.

Residents and faculty will have community exposure through experiences with rural health centers, public health departments and high school sporting events. By involvement in hospital and clinic quality committees, residents engage in scholarly activities that impact the quality and efficiency of healthcare delivery in our local community.

Both quality improvement projects and scholarly activity are integral parts of our curriculum and are requirements for graduation from the program.

We hope to develop our residents into compassionate, well-trained family physicians who can contribute their skills to providing excellent medical care to rural populations. For more information on our Curriculum, please see the charts below:

POST GRADUATE YEAR 1 (PGY-1) - Clinical Rotations
  • 14 weeks FMRS (included are 2 weeks of night shifts)
  • 4 weeks ICU
  • 4 weeks inpatient pediatrics
  • 4 weeks outpatient pediatrics
  • 4 weeks obstetrics
  • 4 weeks general surgery
  • 4 weeks orthopedics
  • 4 weeks electives
  • 2 weeks procedures
  • 2 weeks ophthalmology
  • 2 weeks ENT
  • 2 weeks urology
  • 2 weeks dedicated to scholarly activity and outpatient clinic
POST GRADUATE YEAR 2 (PGY-2) - Clinical Rotations
  • 16 weeks FMRS (included are 2 weeks of night shifts)
  • 5 weeks inpatient pediatrics
  • 5 weeks elective
  • 4 weeks obstetrics
  • 4 weeks gynecology
  • 4 weeks geriatrics
  • 4 weeks general surgery
  • 4 weeks ER
  • 2 weeks procedures
  • 2 weeks ophthalmology
  • 2 weeks dermatology
  • 2 weeks dedicated to scholarly activity and outpatient clinic
POST GRADUATE YEAR 3 (PGY-3) - Clinical Rotations
  • 12 weeks FMRS (included are 6 weeks of night shifts)
  • 8 weeks elective
  • 4 weeks pulmonology
  • 4 weeks neonatal ICU
  • 4 weeks inpatient pediatrics
  • 4 weeks outpatient pediatrics
  • 4 weeks orthopedics
  • 4 weeks of ER
  • 2 weeks procedures
  • 2 weeks practice management
  • 2 weeks cardiology
  • 2 weeks nephrology

Program Educational Goals and Objectives

Model teaching in outpatient care:

Utilize the Georgia South Family Medicine Center as a model of outpatient teaching by a faculty with diverse areas of expertise and by creating a culture of continuity care, prevention and health promotion.

Comprehensive Inpatient training:

Operate an inpatient service that prepares residents for hospital practice by providing quality training experiences in the core disciplines of adult and pediatric medicine, obstetrics, geriatrics, end of life care, general surgery, and the various subspecialty disciplines that encompass the broad training of Family Physicians.

Competency in Medical Education:

Prepare residents for practicing the broad scope of Family Medicine in an evolving electronic healthcare environment in which medical technology and evidence based medicine must integrate for the purpose of delivering high quality and cost effective care.

Faculty

As teaching physicians, we take our role as Faculty members very seriously. As medicine continues to change, we must keep current with quality measures, patient satisfaction trends and best practice recommendations. In doing so, we are able to provide our Residents with the skills they need to treat and care for their patients and the community.

Administrative Staff

Didactics

Georgia South hosts weekly didactic sessions for residents, medical students, staff physicians and other learners. Sessions are held each Wednesday beginning at 1:30 pm. Didactic sessions include “core” lectures, which cover topics pertinent to the foundation of Family Medicine. Core lectures are repeated annually to allow residents to review core topics and concepts multiple times throughout their three years of residency training. In addition to core lectures, didactic sessions include journal club, case reviews, resident-led lectures, board review, and frequent review of certifications (i.e. brief review of NRP, PALS, ACLS, ALSO, etc).

Block 1 and 2 (8 weeks) begins Georgia South’s “core” lectures, which are repeated annually to cover the foundation of Family Medicine. This means that residents will get “core” lectures 3 times during their training. All other lectures will be repeated twice during a resident’s training.

Beginning block 3, a “15-month” curriculum is implemented that excludes the 2 months of annual core.

“Core” topics:

  • Welcome and Program Intro
  • Intro to Clinic & Controlled Substances
  • POC testing
  • Community Resources
  • Intro Scholarly Activity
  • Intro to FMRS
  • OMT
  • Intro to Wellness & Resiliency
  • Hospital Acquired Infections
  • Family Medicine Residency Service Top 10
  • EKG
  • COPD Exacerbation
  • DKA/HHS
  • Critical Care
  • Diabetes Part 1 (drugs)
  • Well Child & Vaccines
  • HTN
  • Routine Prenatal Care
  • Radiology: What to Order & when
  • Acid/Base
  • Vent Management
  • Sepsis
  • CHF
  • CVA
  • Diabetes Part 2 (everything else)
  • PAPs and results
  • Hyper/hypothyroidism
  • NST
  • ULTRASOUND – Sonosite
  • Labor & Delivery
  • Chronic Pain
  • ADHD
  • Asthma
  • Depression & Anxiety
  • Antibiotics
  • Chest Pain & ACS
  • Newborn Nursery
  • Peds Inpatient Top 5
  • PE/DVT
  • Geri Assessment & Dementia
  • Jeopardy Review
12:30- 1:00 Short Lecture Rotational: QI Project, Resiliency, Journal Club
Behavioral Health/Practice Management/Women's
1:00-2:00 Short Lecture Health/Geriatrics
2:00 - 3:00 Short Lecture Inpatient Medicine
3:00 - 4:00 Short Lecture Outpatient Medicine
4:00 - 5:00 ShortLecture OMM/Pediatrics
5:00 - 5:30 Short Lecture Rotational: Board Review/Case Review/M&M

Benefits

As valued members of our team, residents are paid a competitive salary and are eligible for our extensive technology, educational and health benefits.

COMPENSATION

Residents are paid a progressive salary. In addition, first-year residents receive a $2,000 moving and transition allowance.

  • $52,500 - Year 1
  • $53,500 - Year 2
  • $54,500 - Year 3
EDUCATION AND LICENSING BENEFITS

Residents have access to a variety of educational and licensing benefits:

Book and Continuing Medical Education (CME) allowance:

  • Year 1: $1,200
  • Year 2: $1,200
  • Year 3: $1,200

Paid memberships to the following professional organizations:

  • American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP)
  • Georgia Osteopathic Medical Association (GOMA)
  • American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians (ACOFP)
  • American Osteopathic Association (AOA) memberships
INSURANCE AND HEALTH BENEFITS

Our residents enjoy the following insurance and health benefits:

Health and dental insurance available for residents and their families Flexible spending accounts

  • Long-term disability insurance, short-term disability insurance and long-term care insurance are available
  • Cancer and critical illness insurance
  • Life insurance free to resident (equal to one times annual base salary); Supplemental Term Life and AD&D available
  • Retirement available
  • Tax-free health and dependent care spending accounts
  • Medical malpractice insurance paid by Colquitt Regional Medical Center for program-related activities
  • Maternity and paternity leave
Additional Benefits

In addition, residents also receive the following job-related benefits:

  • Paid vacation (20 days annually)
  • CME days (approved by Program Director)
  • Free lab coats
  • Free immunizations
  • Free meals
  • Free physician parking
  • Free onsite exercise coach and classes
  • YMCA membership available at reduced rate
  • 24-hour access to employee gym
  • Phone allowance
  • COMLEX Part 3 or USMLE Part 3 fee paid
  • Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) registration paid
  • Annual resident retreat
  • State temporary postgraduate training permit fee paid yearly
  • Paid two-week orientation (includes social activities and team building course)

Application process

Thank you for your interest in our program. Please note we only accept applications through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS), therefore all applicants must apply to the program through ERAS. Please do not submit applications via email or fax.

The following requirements must be met by residency applicants applying to our program in order to be considered for an interview.

  • Graduation date from medical school preferred within the past five years;
  • US citizenship or permanent resident of the US – WE DO NOT SPONSOR OR ACCEPT ANY VISAS;
  • Curriculum Vitae;
  • Three (3) Letters of Recommendation written within the past year by U.S. physicians you have worked with clinically. Letters must be written on the physician’s letterhead;
  • Personal Statement;
  • Medical School Performance Evaluation (MSPE);
  • Medical School Transcript;
  • Competitive score on COMLEX or equivalent USMLE scores with no failures preferred. It will be at program’s discretion to grant an interview to an applicant that has pending results of COMLEX II, USLME Step 2, COMLEX PE, or USLME CE;
  • Applicants must have current, substantial and credible hands-on US clinical experience. Observerships do not apply;
  • ECFMG Certificate, if applicable, is required prior to employment.
In addition, please note the following:
  • Criminal background checks are performed on all potential employees. Employees cannot be employed unless this check is satisfactory;
  • Drug/Tobacco screens are performed on all potential employees. Employees cannot be employed unless these screens are negative;
  • All applicants must be able to meet the medical licensure requirements in the State of Georgia;
  • Candidates must meet all federal standards as may be required by centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) or other federal and state regulatory agencies. Applicants that are designated by CMS as “excluded providers” shall not be eligible to appointment as a resident.
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Contact Us

Thank you for your interest in our Family Medicine Residency Program. We participate in the ERAS application process. If you have questions regarding the program, please contact:

If you prefer, call us at
229-502-9769

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